Cheesy definition

chēzē
The definition of cheesy is something that smells or feels like cheese, or something that is made with poor quality, or something that is corny or foolish.

A dish of macaroni and cheese would be described as a cheesy main dish.

A knife that falls apart when you use it is an example of something that would be described as cheesy.

A corny, foolish smile is an example of something that would be described as cheesy.

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Vulgarly pretentious or sentimental.

A cheesy romantic comedy.

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Like cheese in consistency, smell, etc.
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Of poor quality; shoddy.

A movie with cheesy special effects.

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Tasteless; tacky.
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(informal) Of poor quality through being overdramatic, excessively emotional or clichéd, trite, contrived, shoddy.

A cheesy song.

A cheesy movie.

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Containing or resembling cheese.
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Inferior; poor.
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Of or relating to cheese.

This sandwich is full of cheesy goodness.

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Resembling, or containing cheese.

A cheesy flavor.

I like pizzas with a cheesy crust.

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Other Word Forms

Adjective

Base Form:
cheesy
Comparative:
cheesier
Superlative:
cheesiest

Origin of cheesy

  • Sense 2b, possibly partly from earlier cheesy showy from cheese

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • cheese +‎ -y

    From Wiktionary